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How to Know When It’s Time for a Furnace Repair

In Middletown you rely on your furnace to keep you warm throughout the chilly time of year. If it’s been a while since you had a standard maintenance appointment for your heat pump, you could be needing a furnace fix-up visit any day. At the very least, you could have a dirty air filter, which can impede air flow and impact your furnace’s execution. It could even cause trouble with your furnace’s limit switch, which runs furnace operation.

There are many other reasons you may call for a furnace repair. We’ve collected some signs for you to look for. The quicker you can call for a heat pump service, the better. Call in an expert, like Schagrin Gas Company, if you see any of these signs:

  1. Your blower doesn’t seem to be operating properly. Is it working enough? Is it operating all the time? Is the air blowing through as easily as it should, or does it seem feeble? Indications related to your blower could suggest a bit of a problem with your air filter or the internal blower.
  2. Your home isn’t getting warm enough. Are you ramping up the thermostat again and again, but you’re still cool? This could be a problem with your thermostat. It could be that your furnace is too little for your home. It may even be a issue with your gas source or your pilot light, amid other things.
  3. Your furnace is loud. If your furnace starts operating at top volume or making noises you’re not used to hearing, there could be an issue.
  4. You smell gas. You definitely don’t want to mess around with this one. If you smell gas, shut down your furnace immediately and shut down its gas supply. Avoid lighting matches or turning on lights until your HVAC technician or your gas company checks it.
  5. You find water pooling around your furnace. Usually this is a obstructed condensation line. This could require both plumbing and HVAC professionals to repair.
  6. Your utility bill keeps growing. If your bill is climbing, but your usage is not, there could be a number of problems. Your HVAC expert will help find out what’s going wrong.

Now that you’ve read these indicators, you’ll know when you need to schedule furnace repair. And we’re here when you need it. Call Schagrin Gas Company at 302-658-2000 or use our online scheduler when you need to setup repairs or regular maintenance.